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CHOHW best DVD


I have a couple live DP DVD's..Perihelion(which I attended), Royal Albert Hall '69, and CHOHW. I have the MH documentary, also.

Though I dont always care for the cut-in's, CHOHW is just such an awesome addition to anyones library...it's the final ticket stub into Blackmore's wacky days with DP at the end!

The double intro to Highway Star, with the look of bewilderment (that they expected, by the band)...Blackmores entrance just in time for the first solo, followed by the water throwing....

I watch this video right now and concentrate on the look on everyones(the bands) face...worth a million....

Not to mention, I have to hand it to the band, they did mix up the setlist the most with TBRO (and unfortunately, S&M)

CHOHW is the best DVD...You tell me....

DP and Blackmore seperated is the best thing to happen for both groups......it wont work any other way. Thanks for the memories, and CHOHW!

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I didn't really care for the water throwing, and Highway Star isn't the same without the keyboard solo.

But I reckon the rest of the show is heinously good.

(is heignously a word?) emoticon
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I like CHOHW (because of some of your reasons too)
and Total Abandon equal.These 2 are the best out of the live DVD's,IMO.
The Making Of MH too.
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It is what it is. As a souvenir from the last Mk II tour (ever, from the looks of it) it is workable although just about any other gig on that tour would be miles better. One thing I can't knock is the sound quality, it is easily the best sounding Purple DVD out of the lot. If the original plan to get Gillan to do commentary over it came off it would have ranked slightly higher for me, how interesting would it have been to get the man to watch this again and comment on Blackmore sulking throughout the show? Highpoints? The Space Truckin' jam (at the end of Paint It Black, Lord and Paice slay on this one), Knocking At Your Back Door (which keeps you at the edge of your seat, they barely pull it together) and Child In Time (one of the few extended solos Blackmore did that night).
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Nah, I think Perihelion is by far the best DP DVD ever as far as performance. BTW I was also in attendace during Perihelion!!
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CHOHW is good enough, only because it's the only quality DVD of the Blackmore era out there. Clearly though, Blackmore is not into this show, until at least half way through. He is reserved, quiet, and giving Gillan death glares throughout. But it's all we've got, and until new material comes out, it will have to do. As shows go, I think Total Abandon and Perihelion are better overall shows.

I really wish some quality Blackmore era stuff would be released on DVD, I would buy it in a flash! I waiting for the release of the new version of the California Jam show, mastered on the original tapes. Now THAT will be a much better show to watch, even if MK3 is not my favorite version of the band. I remember watching it on the TV back when it happened.

As well, aren't we supposed to be getting the Scandivanian Nights video redone on DVD soon? Another I will gladly buy.
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ponytrekker wrote:

I have a couple live DP DVD's..Perihelion(which I attended), Royal Albert Hall '69, and CHOHW. I have the MH documentary, also.

Though I dont always care for the cut-in's, CHOHW is just such an awesome addition to anyones library...it's the final ticket stub into Blackmore's wacky days with DP at the end!

The double intro to Highway Star, with the look of bewilderment (that they expected, by the band)...Blackmores entrance just in time for the first solo, followed by the water throwing....

I watch this video right now and concentrate on the look on everyones(the bands) face...worth a million....

Not to mention, I have to hand it to the band, they did mix up the setlist the most with TBRO (and unfortunately, S&M)

CHOHW is the best DVD...You tell me....

DP and Blackmore seperated is the best thing to happen for both groups......it wont work any other way. Thanks for the memories, and CHOHW!


It's an excellent video. Theres Danger, bewilderment, drama and some inspired guitar playing. The water throwing incident is a classic. It has more people talking then all of TSO smiling. This was a band that didn't just run through songs the same way night after night. This was a dangerous band where you never knew what was going to happen. I would have loved to see a best of the battles that went on during the rest of the tour (Blackmore playing loudly over Gillans Smoke/audience crap. Gillan dancing in front of Blackmore during his solo and RB smashing his guitar at Gillans feet much to Gillans horror etc.) The only problem I have with it is the editing out of JL solo during HS and leaving out Hush.



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Dangerous is good but only when the band is actually spurred on by it and performs to a higher standard, not when there's one nutter scaring the other four out of their wits as to when he might disappear back to the dressing rooms with a girlfriend less than half his age leaving them with no guitarist in front of thousands of people. emoticon
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Christos Gatzidis wrote:

Dangerous is good but only when the band is actually spurred on by it and performs to a higher standard, not when there's one nutter scaring the other four out of their wits as to when he might disappear back to the dressing rooms with a girlfriend less than half his age leaving them with no guitarist in front of thousands of people. emoticon



Quite right - he should have reassured them that he would be in his rightful place, onstage, underneath a grand piano.... emoticon

Joking aside, I agree with you Christos. CHOHW is an interesting and mostly enjoyable video (don't have any Purple DVDs), but it has an air of sadness about it that takes the some of the fun out it.
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Gillan is obviously not at his best during this performance, but the band is incredibly tight as a unit, Blackmore's behavior or not. This DVD is clearly the essence of Deep Purple.
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